Chapter 1 Welcome

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1.1 Mission

Our mission is to teach statistics commonly used within the social sciences. We seek to provide resources that enable undergraduate students, graduate students, independent researchers, and faculty to confidently conduct statistical analyses.

1.2 Scope

We provide the conceptual underpinnings and practical applications of a variety of methods used within the social sciences. Topics include t-tests, ANOVA, multiple regression, structural equation modeling, and multilevel models. Where applicable, we provide R code to illustrate specific methods.